13th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 11-17, 2016 The Globe Cinema, Calgary
showing: 30 feature films
sun
17 1:30PM
sat
16 6:30PM
84 minutes
United States, Italy, United Kingdom
None

Art of The Prank An emotional and humorous documentary following the evolution of artist Joey Skaggs, the man who has turned the media hoax into an art form.

special guest
fri
15 11:59PM
97 minutes
Turkey

Baskin A squad of unsuspecting cops go through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.

thu
14 7:30PM
99 minutes
Greece
None

Chevalier The latest from New Greek Cinema Director Athina Rachel Tsangari (ATTENBERG), CHEVALIER explores the male psyche, creating an original and witty buddy movie, where the men are anything but friends.

thu
14 7:00PM
83 minutes
United States
None

Director's Cut This ultimate meta-movie is an insane genre-bending cinematic sleight of hand trick about a cineaste stalker who kidnaps his favourite actress and forces her to star in his amateur movie.

wed
13 7:00PM
114 minutes
United States

Everybody Wants Some!! A "spiritual sequel” to DAZED AND CONFUSED set in the world of 1980s college life.

sun
17 2:00PM
tue
12 9:30PM
91 minutes
United States
None

First Girl I Loved Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton , he does his best to get in the way.

fri
15 7:00PM
119 minutes
United Kingdom
None

High-Rise A modern skyscraper is a battlefield as the social strata crumbles and a literal class war begins.

sun
17 4:15PM
tue
12 7:00PM
80 minutes
United States
None

Honey Buddies (Buddymoon) Two best friends go on a seven-day backpacking trip through Oregon in this comedic film starring David Giuntoli and YouTube sensation Flula Borg.

mon
11 7:00PM
101 minutes
New Zealand
None

Hunt For The Wilderpeople WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS director Taika Waititi's latest follows a defiant city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush.

sun
17 6:30PM
107 minutes
United States
None

Janis: Little Girl Blue Oscar® nominated Amy J. Berg presents a stunning, insightful portrait of the original “Rock Chick” Janis Joplin, a white girl with a ferocious, soulful voice who broke into the male dominated music scene but grappled with her inner demons and addictions.

sat
16 9:30PM
83 minutes
United States
None

Lace Crater During a drug-fueled weekend with friends, Ruth has a one-night stand with a ghost. Soon after, she begins to feel a bit... strange.

special guest
sat
16 9:15PM
117 minutes
Japan
None

Love & Peace A surreal musical comedy, by acclaimed Japanese Director Sion Sono, about a man, his newly found pet turtle and the fate of the world.

thu
14 9:30PM
83 minutes
United States
None

Mad A sharp witted family drama about three women coping with effects of mental illness on their family.

sun
17 3:30PM
92 minutes
United States, Canada, Italy, Japan
None

Man Vs Snake: The Long And Twisted Tale Of Nibbler A competition doc about the man who set the record for the highest number of points ever recorded on an arcade game.

special guest
fri
15 10:00PM
102 minutes
United States
None

Meathead Goes Hog Wild A microbudget indie offering a raw character-study of a 20-something slacker spiraling out of control.

special guest
sun
17 9:30PM
wed
13 7:30PM
104 minutes
Denmark
None

Men & Chicken (MÆND & HØNS) An absurdist Danish comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen collaborating once again with Danish filmmaking icon Anders Thomas Jense.

sat
16 1:45PM
wed
13 9:45PM
79 minutes
United States
None

Nuts! The mostly-true story of a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovers that he can cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men.

sat
16 11:59PM
87 minutes
United States, Canada
None

Patchwork A dark gory horror comedy about three women who have been murdered, dissected, and reassembled into a single person.

special guest
sat
16 4:00PM
102 minutes
United States
None

Retrospective - Linklater: Dazed And Confused Richard Linklater's cult classic about the last day of school in 1976.

sat
16 2:00PM
97 minutes
United States
None

Retrospective - Linklater: Slacker One of the key films of the American independent film movement of the 1990s, directed by Richard Linklater.

thu
14 10:00PM
98 minutes
Canada, U.S, France

Shorts: Dark And Delicious A wildly dark, fun, disturbing, and gore-ific mix of horror shorts in a variety of styles, and sub genres!

special guest
sat
16 3:45PM
95 minutes
Canada, U.S., U.K, France

Shorts: Strange Things Are Afoot A fun/strange/hilarious mixture of short films from around the world and in a variety of genres.

special guest
sun
17 7:00PM
84 minutes
United States
None

The Dwarvenaut A Dungeons & Dragons DM goes on a quest to bring his most ambitious miniature sculpture project to life through a multi-million dollar Kickstarter campaign. 

special guest
wed
13 10:15PM
95 minutes
Canada
None

The Hexecutioners A chilling horror thriller about two young women who unwittingly summon a Death Cult while performing an assisted-suicide ritual.

sun
17 9:00PM
fri
15 9:45PM
92 minutes
Poland
None

The Lure A Polish 1980s-set musical horror fantasy about two mermaid sisters who become stars in a Warsaw nightclub.

sat
16 10:00AM
180 minutes
Various

THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL CARTOON PARTY! A three-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with a smorgasbord of sugary cereals.

tue
12 7:30PM
96 minutes
United States, United Kingdom

Uncle Howard The story of filmmaker Howard Brookner whose landmark portrait of William Burroughs captured the late 1970s and early 1980s cultural revolution.

tue
12 10:00PM
84 minutes
United Kingdom, Jordan, Qatar
None

Under The Shadow As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

fri
15 7:30PM
60 minutes
Canada
None

Wreck City: An Epilogue For 809 A documentary about a ground breaking art experiment where 150 DIY artists rebuilt a city block full of houses, slated for demolition in Calgary, into a living public art space.

special guest
sat
16 7:00PM
96 minutes
Canada, Brazil
None

Zoom  Part animation, part live action, ZOOM is a fast-paced, pop-art inspired, multi-plot contemporary comedy starring Gael García Bernal, Mariana Ximenes, Alison Pill, Don McKellar and Jason Priestley.